What I think will happen on April 1greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I have said it before and I'll say it again. I predict that very few visable problems will surface April 1. The rollover will be a dud for everyone who's expecting Armaggedon. The press will hail it as another towering triumph over the Y2K bug. And the people behind the scenes, the gov. programmers, etc. will be working their asses off to fix the multitude of problems that surface. None of the nitty-gritty details will be covered in the media. Too boring.
Y2K, death by bor
-- Alison Tieman (email@example.com), March 31, 1999
The Dow will crash tomorrw. Remember you heard it here first :)
-- Thinker (Heard@thevine.com), March 31, 1999.
-- dinosaur (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 31, 1999.
Sorry for the re-post:
Folks, they call it the Y2K problem for a good reason, not the various dates in 1999 problem. I dare to say that the number of programs that do look-ahead is very small compared to the big picture. How many embedded systems do look-ahead processing? <:)=
-- Sysman (email@example.com), March 31, 1999.
The only problems I expect in 1999 are:
- 9/9/99 to a very limited degree.
- Our war with the former USSR.
- Public panic late in the year. At an extreme, this could be coupled with "rationing" (including banks) and possibly (but less likely) limited "martial-law".
-- Anonymous99 (Anonymous99@Anonymous99.xxx), April 01, 1999.
Here are two recent threads about April 1...
"fiscal years reported as yr 2000"
"Will something really happen or just another April Fool's Day?"
Ed Yourdon's comments about April 1st are at the second link.
-- Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 01, 1999.